‘there are peo­ple whose needs are greater’

Kentish Express Ashford & District - - Tesco Smash -

An Ash­ford Bor­ough Coun­cil spokesman said Mrs Blunt’s re­quest did not fit into the cat­e­gory of a dis­abled adap­ta­tion, but fit­ted the cat­e­gory for a dis­cre­tionary re­spon­sive re­pair.

The spokesman said: “The fam­ily are fully aware of the coun­cil’s po­si­tion on this mat­ter. It is a sad po­si­tion, but it re­flects the fact that there are a num­ber of peo­ple whose needs have been iden­ti­fied as greater.

“While in an ideal world we would be in a po­si­tion to as­sist ev­ery­one who asked for help, the facts of the mat­ter are that we can­not.”

The spokesman added that an ex­tra £100,000 has been put into the bud­get for dis­abled adap­ta­tions this year, tak­ing the fig­ure to £400,000, and the bud­get will in­crease to £700,000 to meet grow­ing de­mand, but ac­cepted that it will not be enough to help ev­ery­one.

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